Starting to craft the perfect list of PR and marketing pros to follow on twitter is no easy task, especially for students or those new to the PR field. This month, the Belle team decided to use our monthly #NicetoTweetYou post to highlight Twitter PR influencers every public relations professional should follow on Twitter. Add your additional recommendations below!
PR Influencers Everyone Should Be Following
PR in Your Pajamas (@ElenaVerlee) PR in Your Pajamas was one of the very first PR blogs I (Kate) started following as an aspiring PR pro (talk about #throwbackThursday). Elena is an award-winning PR expert who has stood the test of time as a truly successful female entrepreneur. Follow her on Twitter and subscriber to her blog for smart and relevant public relations advice whether your just starting out or need to refine your approach.
PR News (@PRNews) PR News offers content from the website, interviewing tips and award information that is invaluable to those in all stages of public relations. What makes this Twitter account great is the lively discussions the moderators initiate complete with retweets of followers who interact with their questions which is great for finding new followers and professional relationships.
NYC PR Girls (@NYCPRGirls) If you want to know what it’s like to be a public relations professional in the city that never sleeps, follow along with NYC PR Girls on Twitter, Instagram and their blog. These girls tell it like it is through humorous posts about life as a #PRgirl and offer real-world advice for how to work in PR (mostly focused on celebrity, fashion and lifestyle PR). We especially love this how-to content list.
Spin Sucks (@SpinSucks) While the Belle team has already highlighted the Spin Sucks founder @GiniDietrich in previous posts, it’s only right that the official Twitter account of her blog should get a mention as well. From content marketing to tips for potential clients, there’s a reason the blog has the massive following it does, and is regularly referred to as the top blog in the PR world.
Bad Pitch Blog (@BadPitchBlog) This Twitter account, much like the the corresponding blog, is one of those cautionary tales of how not to pitch by showing examples of real life pitches PR professionals have sent to the media. The @BadPitchBlog tweets out their own content, but also shares fun content and tips from other sites.
Help a Reporter Out (@HelpaReporter) Recently acquired by @Cision, the HARO daily emails are an invaluable resource to media relations individuals. The Twitter account will blast out even more urgent requests from journalists, so it’s great to watch throughout the day!
PRSA (@PRSA) Whether you’re a member of PRSA or not, this Twitter account is a great resource to remind the PR crowd of upcoming award deadlines and breaking announcements. It’s also wise to follow your local PRSA chapter (hint: the Columbus-based account is @PRSAcentralohio) to learn about upcoming networking opportunities, luncheons and local news.
Cision (@Cision) Cision is a staple of most media relation professional’s toolkits, and their Twitter account is just as valuable. They not only tweet out content from their blog, but alerts on any big career changes for journalists allowing you to update your media lists.
Mark Ragan (@MarkRaganCEO) As CEO of Ragan Communications, Mark is the publisher to some of the biggest PR news sites and blogs on the web including @PRDaily. He regularly tweets out content featured on his sites along with upcoming Ragan events and webinars.
PRWeek US (@PRWeekUS) Last but not least, the US PR Week account is chock-full of great tips, interesting guest posts and the latest PR and marketing insights. It does a great job of keeping us updated on PR happenings, hires and news that affects our industry.
While we could go on and on, we believe these top accounts should be on everyone’s follow lists, so go add them and be sure to send them a quick #NiceToTweetYou! If you’re looking for even more influencers to follow, be sure to check out our list of influencers to follow in 2015.
What accounts are on your essential list? Comment below or tweet us at @thinkbellecom.